Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Take a Stereographic Street View Drive
The Prius Plug-in Virtual Drive is a clever online campaign to promote the capabilities of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid car.
The campaign uses a combination of Google Maps and Street View to show how far Toyota's hybrid car can travel on any journey in EV mode (Electric Vehicle) before switching seamlessly to the HV mode (Hybrid Vehicle).
To use the app the user can enter any starting point and any destination.The first part of the journey, which would be completed in EV mode, is shown virtually using an animated series of stereographic Street Views of the route. The second part of the journey, which would be in HV mode is shown on a Google Map.
Hat-tip: Google Street View World